JobVite was used during the recruitment process, from sourcing to final interview feedback. Recruiters were able to send candidates to hiring managers (across all departments) and receive feedback through JobVite and employees were able to submit referrals (either directly or through social media). We were able to integrate social media into the recruiting strategy for sourcing and internal candidates.
- Ability to share jobs across multiple social networks. It's important to be able to do this in one click versus copying and pasting multiple times.
- Clearly receiving feedback from hiring managers. Templates can be customized for each role, level and department to allow the hiring managers to clearly communicate feedback and next steps, eliminating a lot of unnecessary back and forth.
- Ease of employees submitting referrals. The companies where I used JobVite were very focused on interviewing all internal referrals and being able to easily identify the source was very helpful.
- Inconsistent functionality in certain browsers. One browser would work well for 3-4 weeks and then I would have to switch (i.e. Chrome to Firefox) for a week before being able to switch back.
- Difficulty uploading PDF files. Frequently had issues with the system being unable to read/upload PDF files.
- Reporting. Difficult to capture reporting data. Often had to supplement, and perform double data entry in spreadsheets, to capture necessary data.
- Positive - Hiring manager communication and feedback.
- Negative - Duplication of work due to lack of reporting functions.
- Positive - Social media engagement and increased passive candidate responses.
I have also used ACT, eRecruit, Taleo and Carbon. JobVite is far superior to ACT and eRecruit in both UI and ease of use. Carbon has a self-schedule feature which is very helpful, but other than that is too specific to the RPO space. Taleo is on par with JobVite in UI and ease of use but has better reporting functions.
In my current industry (pharma) it would not makes sense to implement JobVite over our current ATS.
JobVite makes sense for companies who are in the social media, marketing or advertising spaces and want to capture those candidates. JobVite is linked to sites where those people live online and makes it very easy to share on Facebook and LinkedIn. The clarity around applicant source is also helpful for companies focused on internal referrals, paid job boards or any other source that needs attention.